NFL star Orlando Franklin buys Scarborough football asscn.

NFL star Orlando Franklin buys Scarborough football association

Orlando Franklin is looking to give back.

[i]The San Diego Chargers offensive lineman purchased the Scarborough Minor Football Association on Monday. It's the same program Franklin played for as a youth before moving to Florida, where he played high school football in Delray Beach.

Franklin went on to play collegiately at Miami before being selected in the second round, No. 46 overall, by Denver in the 2011 NFL draft. Franklin cracked the Broncos' starting lineup as a rookie and played four seasons there before signing a five-year, $36.5-million US deal with San Diego as a free agent.

According to a release announcing the move, the sole intent of the purchase is "the opportunity to give our kids more so they can be more successful."

The statement also said Franklin's vision includes purchasing land to accommodate an indoor training facility that would include an indoor turf field, library, basketball court, classrooms and pool table.[/i]

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Now there's a great guy giving back. Perhaps some kids will stay off the streets and end up just like him one day playing pro ball.

Good to hear. The sport won't grow unless there is investment made in youth programs. :thup:

Why is this in "CFL Talk"??

Cool. Kids will have better facilities than the Montreal Alouettes.

They better play CFL rules though, otherwise who cares.